Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Review)


Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter as the title character in Marvel’s 2nd Netflix treatment following this year’s amazing Daredevil and it is a lead up to the upcoming Iron Fist and Luke Cage series, Jessica Jones is a risky series for Marvel because it about a less known character and a Female one which is still not very common as far as superhero genre goes. A little background check Jessica Jones was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos in 2001’s Alias Issue #1, the show is an adaptation of that story with some modernized twist to fit into the Marvel Netflix Universe’s dark and serious tone, if you have seen Daredevil back in April you know it takes place in New York city after the events of the first Avengers movie, while the shows don’t deal with the aftermath of that event it is a world who is aware of superheroes and different people which is pretty great because we don’t get to see our heroin in a silly costume and she doesn’t call herself “Jewel”, instead we get this badass chick who might have just become one of my new favorite marvel characters, now to the review here is what I liked and disliked about the show.

+ The villains : the way I see it this season was as much a Jessica Jones story as it was a Kilgrave story, we dived deeper into Kilgrave’s origins than we did Jessica’s, David Tennant plays the character so well which makes the character a lot more interesting than it already is, he is perhaps one of the top psychos in the superhero genre right up there with the likes of Joker and Loki, aside from Kilgrave we also get a look at Nuke and he was terrific but his role was more of an asshole antihero I am looking forward to see more of him in the upcoming seasons.

+ Darkest Yet : Jessica Jones explores Rape and Addiction and Alcoholism like no other Superhero show before it, the themes of the show are so dark they are not and happen so fast sometimes you can’t catch you breath.

+ The Cast : I talked about how great David Tennant is and the rest of the cast are also doing amazing jobs, maybe the weakest is Rachael Taylor’s Trish but she more than makes up for it with her physical performance and ehm eye candy, seriously that woman is pretty.

+ NOT AN ORIGIN STORY : I can’t tell you how sick I am of origin stories even though Daredevil did a fine job but I just really didn’t want Jessica Jones to be an origin story and I am so glad it wasn’t, in a way the show was a detective show which worked really well.

– The Side Characters : The twins, the next door junkie and the shark lawyer’s lesbian triforce they just took me out of the otherwise excelente and well written scenes to a point they ruined the pacing, I really wish they just take them out of the show next season.

Verdict : Marvel’s Netflix treatment is getting better with every installment, while Daredevil set the Dark nature of the series with it’s excelente first season Jessica Jones took it to a brand new level with its introduction of a fantastic heroin and excellent storyline.


Author: Aza Jabar


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